Friday, May 29, 2015

Sweet Potato Noodles with Mushroom Bolognese Sauce for IHA's Inspired Home Blog

We are excited to have been selected by the International Housewares Association to contribute to their Inspired Home blog. We've been compensated for our time, but our opinions are, of course, our own. 

Have you been considering getting a spiralizer? Go for it! We worked with a couple of these amazing kitchen tools this week and came up with a dish we both loved. Spiralizers are easy to use and do a great job of making the same old vegetables become interesting again. A few spins and then you've got a lighter sub for the usual pasta dish. We think it's likely we'll be spiraling a ton of other stuff this summer!

Check out our post "Spiral Wise: Recipes to Try with Your Spiralizer" for the details of our experience and get a few tips along with a new TCV recipe, Sweet Potato Noodles with Mushroom Bolognese Sauce, on IHA's Inspired Home blog. (You'll find our favorite chilled raw cucumber noodle salad recipe there, too.) Please comment below and share what you already spiral -- or what you want to try to make!

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

The Chubby Vegetarian Recipe Contest #1: Vote Now!

So, we have selected 3 promising recipes! A very grateful thank-you goes out to all the TCV readers who sent in such great choices to us in response to the previous post about our first recipe contest. We'll definitely do this same deal again later on in the summer -- be thinking about your best recipe for the upcoming abundance of summer produce we're all getting ready to enjoy.

Which of the following are you most excited to see on the blog? Vote by commenting about your favorite idea at the end of the post; we moderate comments, so don't worry if your vote does not show up right away -- it will soon. We'll count votes on Sunday, May 31 and then make the winning recipe and share it here! Here are the ones in the running:

Quick & Easy Curried Corn by Raihana's Cuisines
This recipe caught our eye because it pairs sweet corn with savory curry leaves and mustard seeds.

Strawberry Chia Seed Jam by Kimberley
This sugar-free jam looks like a tasty and very seasonal way to start using chia seeds in your own

Chana Masala by Lys Green
A treasured family recipe using chickpeas is where authentic meets healthy.